Cybercrime and online scams are an escalating problem in Australia and UNSW IT is committed to protecting you through the implementation of state of the art IT security solutions and providing you with information about cyber risks and how you can stay safe online.What are the risks to the UNSW and me?
Cybercrime and online scams are an escalating problem in Australia and the UNSW IT is
committed to protecting its staff, students and IT systems through the implementation of
state of the art IT security solutions and educating student and staff about the risks.
Breaches of security can occur through personal online channels such as social media and
via personal and UNSW email accounts, where cybercriminals can access important data and
steal information. Unauthorised access to your computer at home or at the UNSW where
sensitive information can be stolen and possibly used for illegal gain is also a major risk.
Computer viruses are also becoming increasingly sophisticated and are well known for their potential to corrupt or destroy systems. Your personal and banking details can also be stolen if the wrong person gets hold of your identity or passwords at University, through social media or at work.
These types of risks are extremely serious and can compromise your personal information and the integrity and reputation of the University, so it pays to take your online safety seriously.
There are many ways to stay safe online. Here are our 6 top tips to improve your Cyber-Safety.
Check the availability of primary online services such as myUNSW, Moodle etc